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Month: June 2013

Talking While Driving Will be Illegal July 1

Posted in Distracted driving,Uncategorized on June 28, 2013

Starting on Monday, July 1, 2013, it will be illegal to talk on a hand held phone and driving in West Virginia. Last year, in an effort to curb distracted driving, the West Virginia Legislature passed a law outlawing texting while driving. The law provided that talking on a hand held cell phone while driving… read more

In the News: Supreme Court Issues Landmark Rulings

Posted in News,Uncategorized on June 27, 2013

Over the past two weeks, the Supreme Court of the United States has issued multiple landmark rulings that will have enormous impact on multiple areas of society. Here are some of the key cases: American Express v. Italian Colors Restaurant Until this decision, the Court has repeatedly stated that people and companies can only be… read more

Safely Navigating the Morgantown Roundabout

Posted in Safety Tips,Uncategorized on June 26, 2013

With Morgantown’s first roundabout set to open this week, its important to understand how to safely navigate a roundabout.  Roundabouts are designed to make intersections more efficient and safer for drivers and pedestrians.  When entering a roundabout, there are a few things to remember when driving in a roundabout: Stay in your lane Do not… read more

WVAJ New Lawyers Division Raises Over $11,500 for Covenant House

Posted in News,Uncategorized on June 25, 2013

The West Virginia Association for Justice New Lawyers Division selected Charleston’s Covenant House for its 2013 spring community service project and raised $11,550 for the organization. The checks were presented on Monday, June 24 to Covenant House Executive Director Ellen Allen and President Ed Weber by Taylor Downs, chair of the WVAJ New Lawyers Division,… read more

Salem International University Loses Approval for Associate Nursing Program

Posted in News,Uncategorized on June 21, 2013

By letter dated June 13, 2013, the West Virginia Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses withdrew its approval for the associate’s degree nursing program at Salem International University.  The Board of Examiners for Registrered Professional Nurses is the body charged with accreditation of schools of nursing.  In the June 13, 2013, letter, the board… read more

Happy 150th Birthday, West Virginia!

Posted in Uncategorized on June 20, 2013

West Virginia turns 150 years old today!  Born out of the Civil War, West Virginia has always been wild and wonderful.  From our beautiful mountains and glistening streams, to our vast natural resources and our wonderful people, West Virginia is truly a special place.  In the coming days, West Virginians across the state will be… read more

Car collision in Monongalia County Kills One, Injures Four

Posted in Car collision,Uncategorized on June 18, 2013

Tim Manchin on Google+ A car collision injured four and killed one in Monongalia County yesterday.   The collision ocurred around 12:12 p.m. near the 150 mile marker of Interstate 79 South.  According to state police, a 1997 Ford Explorer operated by an Indiana woman crossed the median and collided head-on with a Jeep operated… read more

Manchin Injury Law Group Joins WV Legal Food Frenzy Drive

Posted in Uncategorized on June 14, 2013

The attorneys and staff at the Manchin Injury Law Group are pleased to join the West Virginia Legal Food Frenzy Drive.  The Legal Food Frenzy Drive is a friendly competition among law firms throughout the state to help knock out hunger in West Virginia.  The food drive runs from June 17,2013, through July 1, 2013…. read more

Property Insurance Claims in West Virginia

Posted in Insurance law,Uncategorized on June 13, 2013

With the recent storm activity and more severe weather predicted as the summer continues, it is important to understand what to do after a property loss to help process a residential property claim.  It is also important to understand your rights surrounding insurance laws and regulations in West Virginia.  After damage has occurred at your… read more

Insurance Claim Delays Provide Massive Profits to Industry

Posted in Uncategorized on June 11, 2013

Beginning in the mid-1990’s, a new profit model within the insurance industry, combined with weaker regulations, have hurt consumers.  The change began when McKinsey & Company sold their services to Allstate and other leading insurance companies; providing a new model to boost the bottom line.  Instead of a traditional method of adjusting insurance claims, insurers… read more